OUR PROGRAMS

 

Since 2013 we’ve offered a variety of different theatre programs in Markham for students of all ages, levels and abilities. Whether you’re serious about a career on the stage, or simply looking to try something different, there’s a place for you here!

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The Original ARTSies Performance Program: Juniors and Intermediates

Tuesdays OR Thursdays 5-7:30pm

This is available to anyone who begins grades 1-8 in September 2019. Each session is 11 weeks long, and finishes with a performance for family and friends. Outside of the 2.5 hour class, students get video emails and rehearsal material to work on throughout the week at home to help them be their best! You can join us for one, two, or all three sessions. The show material will be different for each, so students who join for the entire school year will get THREE different performance experiences!

Please note that the Tuesday evening group will be required to attend on Thursday evening instead for the last 2 dates of each session.

Additional Community Performance Opportunities:

Fall Session — Markham Santa Claus Parade (Tentative Date Saturday November 30th)

Winter Session — Kidapalooza Family Festival (Family Day Weekend)

Spring Session — Unionville Festival Parade (Date TBD)

For all class, rehearsal and show dates, please check our full calendar.

 
FEES

Take advantage of our multi-session discounts!

1 session
$500.00 +hst

2 sessions
$950.00 +hst
(2nd session is $450.00)

3 sessions
$1350.00 +hst
(3rd session is $400.00)

Sibling discount $50.00 per session (2nd child and beyond)
Click here for full Terms + Conditions and performance fees.

ARTSies wrapped up our Spring Session with 2 high-energy performances of this 1950's Musical Comedy!

 
 

ARTSies Performance Program: Teen Mentorship

Tuesdays OR Thursdays 5-8pm

This unique new program for students Grade 9+ is a “triple threat” combination of building musical theatre skills, gaining performance experience, and a leadership-in-training initiative. Only a few positions are available and will be chosen by application and interview. The chosen candidates will not only be a part of our main stage shows and community performances, but will also receive training in direction, choreography, working with younger children, leading activities, set/prop design. Participants of this mentorship program will gain hands-on experience to work in this field for years to come.

Please note that the Tuesday evening group will be required to attend on Thursday evening instead for the last 2 dates of each session.

Click here to fill out an application!

We will then contact you to schedule an interview. Deadline to apply: September 6th 2019.

For all class, rehearsal and show dates, please check our full calendar.

 
FEES

Take advantage of our multi-session discounts!

1 session
$425.00 +hst

2 sessions
$825.00 +hst
(2nd session is $400.00)

3 sessions
$1200.00 +hst
(3rd session is $375.00)

Sibling discount $50.00 per session (2nd child and beyond)
Click here for full Terms + Conditions and performance fees.
 
 

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Summer Camps

Thanks to our new larger venue, there are now a few spots open in each session!

Two-week theatre camp sessions, filled with singing, acting, dancing, friends, and fun! Each session will culminate in a different Musical Theatre Show! Every child will have a part that is just right for them, and an opportunity to SHINE! Students must be beginning grade 1 in September 2019 in order to join us. Before and after care available. Space is limited in order to create a more intimate learning environment for our campers.

Click here to see all Summer Camps dates, include show times.

BONUS Session: Giants In The Sky

ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!
(Please note that there will be a Special Guest Musical Director — See "Who We Are" for bio)

Tuesday July 2nd-Friday July 12th (9 Day Session)
NO CAMP on Canada Day Monday July 1st

This magical story explores the world of Giants who live above the clouds. Ever since they left Earth a long time ago, the Giants have made a life up above where their job is to keep the sky beautiful. They polish the stars, poke the clouds to let it rain and paint the sunsets. But there is one curious Giant who wonders what life is like on Earth, so she steals a key to the locked up “beanstalk” and embarks on an adventure down below!

Session One: Musicville

Monday July 15-Friday July 26 (10 Day Session)

MUSICVILLE takes you on an adventure with Maiden Melody and Radical Rhythm as they attempt to save their town from the Sorcerer of Silence. On their quest to the Castle of Composition, they pass through the Desert of Doo-wop, the Ocean of Opera, and the Terrible Terrain of Tango meeting musical friends and foes along the way. Their journey teaches them about new kinds of music, overcoming obstacles, and the importance of working together!

Session Two: Giants In The Sky

Monday July 29-Friday August 9 (9 Day Session)
NO CAMP on Civic Holiday Monday August 5th

This magical story explores the world of Giants who live above the clouds. Ever since they left Earth a long time ago, the Giants have made a life up above where their job is to keep the sky beautiful. They polish the stars, poke the clouds to let it rain and paint the sunsets. But there is one curious Giant who wonders what life is like on Earth, so she steals a key to the locked up “beanstalk” and embarks on an adventure down below!

Session Three: The Magical Land of Oz

Monday August 12-Friday August 23 (10 Day Session)

When Dorothy’s house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she and her dog Toto set out on the adventure that has charmed millions. With her friends, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Woodsman, this remarkable journey takes them to the great Oz... who will only grant them their wishes if they rid the world of the Wicked Witch of the West.

 
FEES

10 Day Session
$485.00 +hst
Before care: additional $70.00 +hst
After care: additional $80.00 +hst
($150 for both)

9 Day Session
$440.00 +hst
Before care: additional $60.00 +hst
After care: additional $70.00 +hst
($130 for both)

Click here for full Terms + Conditions.
 
 
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Community Events

You may have seen us at the Markham-Milliken Children's Festival, Markham Expo 150, Kidapalooza Fall Festival, the Grand Opening of the Aaniin Community Centre, or the Markham Santa Claus Parade. Stay tuned here for further opportunities to have some fun with ARTSies Inc. in the community! 

Click here to see what upcoming Community Events you can find us at!

 
 

To compliment our Performance Programs, these classes offer further opportunities to gain technique, skills, confidence, and get stage ready!

 
 
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Private Vocal & Piano Lessons

Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm

Students can sign up for 30 minute or 1 hour one-on-one lessons — a great opportunity to improve vocal technique, performance practice, musicianship skills and to get that voice stage ready! Students will explore a variety of musical genres and an emphasis will be placed on vocal health and development.

NEW! Piano Lessons

We now offer piano lessons for all levels. Whether you are wanting to learn how to chord along with your favourite pop song or play a sonata- these one-on-one lessons will allow you to explore a variety of genres while strengthening your overall musicianship skills.

$25.00 +hst/30min

Fall & Winter Sessions are 10 weeks each. The Spring Session is 8 weeks long. Visit our calendar

Priority is given to those who can commit to an entire session of lessons. Any open spots are then available for enrollment through our online Parent Portal. Click here for full Terms & Conditions.

Musical Theatre Dance Basics

Saturday 10:30am – 11:30am

This class caters to multiple skill levels, with a focus on strengthening technique and performance. Students will improve flexibility and agility, and learn some of the must-have steps behind musical theatre dance. Elements of both ballet and jazz technique are covered- students learn how to execute basic turns, jumps, and more! Each week we also try different styles of choreography, and concentrate on applying character to movement. It's a blast!

$150.00 +hst per session.

$125.00 +hst special reduced rate for students who are also in other classes.

Classes run in 10 week session blocks. The spring session is $120.00 +hst ($100.00 discounted rate) as it is 8 weeks long. Visit our calendar

Click here for full Terms & Conditions.

 
 
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Tiny Tots Classes

Saturday 9:45am – 10:30am

Do you know a 3-5 year old who LOVES to move and groove? This class will have them exploring creativity, imagination, characters, making friends, and having FUN! Students will learn some jazz and ballet basics, develop physical literacy through fundamental movement skills, grow confidence in public speaking through acting activities, and most importantly, will gain a love for the ARTS! Children must be turning 3 by December 31st 2019 to join us. Parents will not be in class, but must stay on the premises to facilitate washroom breaks (or diaper changes) as needed.

 

Students who participate in all three sessions will be invited to perform in one of our main stage shows in June! It is an awesome opportunity for them to show off their skills, and gain confidence getting up in front of a big audience! (A costume will be provided)

FEES

10 Week Session (Fall & Winter)
$150.00 +hst

8 Week Session (Spring Only)
$120.00 +hst

Click here for full Terms + Conditions.
 
 
 

Terms and Conditions

A one-time $30 administration fee will be charged at initial registration. This gives you access to our convenient Parent Portal for all future enrollments, which will grant you an early registration advantage for Camps!

Performance Programs Only: A $25.00 Production Fee per child, per session will be added. Each family receives two free tickets to the Show, after which tickets are $10.00 each.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, cheque, or e-transfer. Credit card payments can be made through our online Parent Portal.

Payment is due at least one week from the start date of each session.

Camp: We need at least one week’s notice for withdrawal from camp, after which, there will be no refund issued. If withdrawal from Camp occurs prior to one week before the start date, we will issue a refund, minus any credit card fees charged to ARTSies Inc.

Refer a friend who joins any of our programs and receive a discount! Ask us for details! We really appreciate you spreading the word.

We believe that quality arts education, and more specifically, stage experience, should be accessible for everyone in our community. We are happy to work with parents as needed to create a payment plan throughout the session, just let us know.

My boys LOVE ARTSies and look forward to it every week! The staff are such positive teachers and foster a creative and fun environment for kids of all ages. They encourage them to be confident and to believe in their abilities and the performances at the end of a session are amazing!
— Neelam Noticewala, Parent
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